Taiwan should not choose sides in US election: KMT ex-chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Leaning too close to one side in the race for the White House could be dangerous for Taiwan, former Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said Tuesday (Oct. 20). Aft...

Taiwan's 'China' designation corrected on website of international mayoral coalition

Update 9:24 a.m. GCoM has updated its Taipei and New Taipei City pages to correct the names of the cities' sitting mayors. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An international network of mayors ded...

Former Taiwan president rumored to be eyeing KMT chairmanship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a senior member of the Kuomintang Party (KMT), former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is eyeing the position of party chair — which he last held between 20...

Taiwan's former KMT chair notes benefits of importing US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said Friday (Sept. 18) if a free trade agreement can be signed with the United States, he and other KMT members would be willing ...

Key lessons from Kaohsiung’s mayoral by-election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The political currents swirling around the office of mayor in Kaohsiung have involved high drama and hyperbole as the Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) era came and — not a moment...

Former KMT chairman calls for party reform, reflection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) on Sunday (Aug. 16) said that the party should not get bogged down in personnel matters at this time and that it should ins...

KMT chair vows to win back Kaohsiung mayorship in 2022

Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Saturday vowed to bring his party back to power in Kaohsiung in 2022, following a crushing defeat for the KMT in the mayoral by-election in ...

New Zealand Office showcases indigenous connections with Taiwan

The New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office (NZCIO), the country's de facto embassy in Taiwan, on Thursday (July 16) celebrated Matariki Māori New Year in Taipei, showcasing the connections betwe...

KMT legislators take boxing lessons after failed protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After failing to successfully occupy the Legislative Yuan in protest of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) nomination of Chen Chu (陳菊) for the head of the country’...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung to elect new mayor Aug. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following last Saturday’s successful recall of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the city will hold a by-election to fill his post on August 15, the Central Election...

Kaohsiung mayor first special municipality chief to face recall vote

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) will face a recall vote on June 6, nearly 18 months after he began his four-year term at the end of December 2018. The mayor of the southern city, the third largest...

Han to sit on KMT’s decision-making body, drawing criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The move by embattled Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to become a member of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party’s decision-making body has raised eyebrows among s...

Candidates for chairmanship of Taiwan's KMT seek party reset

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three KMT members, Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌), Chang Ya-chung (張亞中), and Wu Zhi-chang (武之璋), have announced bids to become the party's next chairman with the urge to reset aft...

KMT Chairman Wu steps down after disastrous election defeat

Update: KMT Central Standing Committee member Lin Rong-te (林榮德), not Vice Chairman Tseng Yung-chuan (曾永權) as originally announced, has been selected as interim chairman by the party's top decision...

Ex-Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou silent on KMT reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) would not answer when asked on Monday (Jan. 13) whether he would serve as Kuomintang (KMT) chairman once more and reform t...